AstraZeneca, the leading company in the manufacture and production of medical drugs and vaccines, announced the continuation of its pioneering initiatives, “Nesma Hawa” for the care of children with asthma in Egypt, for the second year in a row, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and population. This came during the company’s press conference in conjunction with the celebrations of Women’s Month and Mother’s Day.
The “Nesma Hawa” initiative comes not only to care for children with asthma in Egypt, but to help the Egyptian mother in her responsibility while caring for her affected children With this chronic disease, this day was chosen, coinciding with the Egyptian Mother’s Day, when the mother bears a great burden of caring for her asthmatic children. This comes within the framework of the Ministry of Health and Population’s strategy to improve, develop and support the healthy environment in Egypt in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of patients in Egypt, in cooperation with AstraZeneca, which is a major and effective partner for the medical sector in Egypt, and works to support it in all material and moral ways to achieve Vision of Egypt 2030.
Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said during the conference, “The “Nesma Hawa” campaign comes within the framework of the Ministry’s continuous efforts to support patients in all ways, referring to The axes of the initiative are based on supporting patients with chest diseases in terms of prevention and treatment, and raising awareness for all patients and health care providers about allergic chest diseases and how to deal with them. It also works to activate the treatment protocol for patients in accordance with international guidelines and recommendations.
He said that the continuation of the campaign for the second year comes after the great success achieved by the initiative over the past year, during which it succeeded in providing about 300 a thousand inhalation sessions in 2022 Inhalation room, and we aim to provide about one million sessions in 90 inhalation room During this year.
He also added: “This year, the initiative aims to provide integrated care for chest patients by focusing on home care, providing inhalers used in treating chest allergies in hospitals, and making a digital survey of patients and digitizing their condition to facilitate follow-up. , in parallel with an integrated awareness campaign about chest diseases and their risks and how to prevent them through various media, and to provide hospitals with the latest innovations and sound practices in the treatment of chest diseases and allergies, noting that the campaign has trained 800 from providers Health care (doctors and nurses) in their workplaces within a year 2022 and will train a total of 2022 health care providers within a year 2022”)
As Dr. Hatem Al-Wardani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca Egypt, explained that all this aims to relieve pressure on the government medical sector, especially in light of the Corona pandemic, which has exhausted all medical systems in the world. Therefore, through the “Nesma Hawa” campaign, we are working to increase the number of devices and rooms designated for inhalers, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Health. He pointed out that AstraZeneca will, through the initiative, provide training programs at the highest level for medical staff in hospitals. Health care providers will also be trained to provide care for the homeless by the end of 2022. various fields. We strive to provide innovative solutions to patients, support the health care system, and support government efforts in upgrading the infrastructure and continuing medical education for health care professionals. A member of the Health Committee of the National Council for Women emphasized the importance of this campaign, as this chronic disease is one of the most prevalent diseases and represents a burden on the patient and his family, from the material, moral and psychological aspect.
She also added that sound awareness of dealing with this disease It should not be at the level of hospitals only, but also in places where children spend most of their time, such as schools, clubs and youth centers, to help the mother in her responsibility while caring for her children with this chronic disease.
The neighbor pointed out the importance of training Teachers, coaches and parents on how to use inhalers and changing the notion that inhalers are indispensable for life, but are just a way to take medication